The scam involves an online scammer tricking a victim into believing he or she is “in a relationship” with an American Soldier and then hustling the victim out of his or her money.“These perpetrators are definitely not American Soldiers, but they are quite familiar with American culture,” said Chris Grey, Army CID spokesperson.I started laughing when I read it and immediately knew my instincts were correct-SCAMMER! It’s really hard to find a person that is interested in a possible long term relationship and not just a one night stand. My late Mom was from Kansas and My dad was from, West Africa cos he was brought up from Nigeria … my Late mother and father were married for 43 years and I think that is truly wonderful thing and I want to let you Know that i relocate from Elsmore , Kansas to Powell St, San Francisco anytime from now which I let you know that i just got a 1story 10 home yesterday .- I will post his scam email here so hopefully when other 13 year olds or disgusting old crooks sitting in a room in Nigeria try to pull this crap on another person , they will know they are being set up by one of the oldest scams in the book. they both meet in Rome , ITALY , where i grow up and they instilled many wonderful values in me. I want this also very much..although my life is full of love , there is the most important element of life that is missing from mine.life person must be sincere, honest, understanding and family oriented.Yes, Nigerian scam artists, like the ones who send you emails purporting to be from an African prince who will pay you to help him move million into your country, and all you have to do is give him your bank account number.I told Michael I wanted to interview his scammer friends. But I figured I’d be doing a public service by distracting the scammers from conning old folks for a couple hours.Well my, my the oldest scam in the book has moved itself to the personals. I recently put my profile up on Yahoo Personals and I had a few people who contacted me.
According to Grey, perpetrators take on the online persona of a U. Soldier, marry the persona with photographs of a Soldier off the Internet, and then begin prowling the web for victims.
That is weird, my hackles were up and I was highly suspicious. In all their scammy emails (you won the lotto, bank fake email in dire need, I am a solicitor…etc..) they talk like some British Baron from the 19th Century!
I sent him a curt and very short reply back asking for more details like where he lived and what did he do for a living and why did he take his profile down in only 2 days, and OMG, check out the phony idiotic email that came back. I really appreciate all the nice things you said and the fact that you’re still willing to give me a try. I never thought I’d try online dating but here I am. Linda , I already let you know that you’re a truly genuine and open person…I am very open, honest and caring…. favorite activities are basically anything to do with being outdoors..camping is one of my favorite things to do and also trying my hand at new things and I want you to know more about me ..first of all, I have now lost my mother and only have my father.
WASHINGTON — In today’s digital age, when most individuals communicate regularly with family and friends over social media platforms, one should always be awarethat online predators and scammers are lurking on those same platforms, actively stalking their next unsuspecting victims.
Now that the holidays are over and Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, Special Agents with the U. Army Criminal Investigation Command, also known as CID, are anticipating a different type of holiday frenzy — an increase in “romance scam” reports.